Introduction: Camp Light / Bucket Light

A great camp light for campground camping made from a cheap 5 gallon bucket. Camp light is mounted on a 8 foot PVC pole.

Step 1:

You will need bucket with a lid, a fixture mount, a fixture cover and attaching bolts, a light fixture with bulb.

Step 2:

Attach the fixture mounting to the underside of the lid using 2 small bolts,(continue with next step)

Step 3:

At the same time attach the fixture cover on the outside; this gives you something to anchor the light fixture to.

Step 4:

Wire a short cord to the light fixture(I repurposed an old computer power cord - prefect length).

Step 5:

Feed the cord into a hole made in the bottom of the bucket

Step 6:

The finished Camp Light / Light Bucket

Step 7:

To mount the bucket on a 1 1/4 PVC pipe I made a female receiver using a plastic quart bottle and Plaster of Paris - I would recommend Auto body filler. I placed a short piece of pipe at the top of receiver to stop of pole from going all the way through. Using  screws I attached the receiver to the bottom of the bucket after making a hole in the bottom. Note:The square hole is for the power cord.

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Hope you enjoy building and using the Bucket light on your next camping trip.

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